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March 04, 2014
So, AP does its part to pin Nazi salute on Trail Life boys?
I doubt that many news consumers who do a quick read of the recent Associated...
February 26, 2014
Got news? A Baptist emerges as acting president of Ukraine
The news rolls on in Ukraine, with leaders of the opposition attempting to get some...
February 13, 2014
Ghosts haunt AP story on Boy Scouts of America
When my oldest son was a Boy Scout, the entire experience was couched in church...
February 10, 2014
Why the slide in the influence of America’s churches?
GENE ASKS: What one factor accounts for the indifference so many Americans harbor toward the...
January 24, 2014
Shocking! Baptist says wives should ‘submit’ to husbands
Courtesy of The Washington Post, let's all prepare to hyperventilate. This news will shock you...
January 15, 2014
Wind of change comes sweeping down the plain
My home state of Oklahoma made big news Tuesday when a federal judge struck down...
January 05, 2014
Grantland gets the ghosts in the Baylor football saga
Regular readers will know that I have been arguing, for quite some time now, that...
January 01, 2014
Oklahoma news: A Christmas ‘miracle’ via the local atheists
News stories blending the miraculous with Christmas aren't difficult to find: families reunited, poor children...
December 20, 2013
The Big D’s sex-loving, millionaire megapastor
Would a major network such as A&E really consider a reality series featuring a millionaire...
December 08, 2013
Baylor’s Art Briles: Diehard Texan and what else?
Try to imagine national-level journalists writing about how a coach does or does not fit...
December 02, 2013
Does God hear prayers from just anyone?
ROBERT ASKS: Do you think God hears, listens to, prayers of anyone? THE GUY RESPONDS: Nobody should...
November 14, 2013
Billy Graham’s 95th birthday bash: Happy or harpy?
In the 1984 hit movie "Sixteen Candles," Molly Ringwald's character, Samantha Baker, awakens on what...
November 08, 2013
That holy ghost in Baylor head coach’s guilt and grief
Right now, Baylor University coach Art Briles is one of the hottest leaders in college...
October 28, 2013
Detroit paper ducks Bible when female Baptist bishop quits
I haven't been around that many Baptists of late, but one of the first things...
October 24, 2013
Moore of the same, but still a worthy effort
I had a sense of deja vu this week as I clicked on a 2,000-word...
October 22, 2013
Baptist pro: Don’t meet the press, unless you want to
Here's an interesting piece of church-crisis communications advice: Don't take your story to the press. In...
October 20, 2013
The return of Baylor football, minus all that Baptist stuff
Way back when I was in college, soon after the cooling of the earth's crust,...
October 17, 2013
Luke Russert on snark, journalism, faith and easy targets
Let's start the day with a quick thought from Luke Russert of NBC News, who...
September 29, 2013
Got news? Looking at key facts in the Chris Davis timeline
It's the last day of the regular baseball season and for fans of the Baltimore...
September 12, 2013
Hey, guess what, all Baptists are Calvinists
Where's Joe Carter when you need him? Oh, right. I forgot. Before his premature departure,...
September 07, 2013
Pod people: ‘Conservative’ Baptists spark a conversation
In three and a half years, I've written 439 posts for GetReligion (this makes 440,...
September 04, 2013
AP embraces cliches, labels in seminary prez profile
Yawn. Sorry, I just finished reading The Associated Press' feeble attempt at profiling Albert Mohler...
September 04, 2013
Hey AP: Where is religious left on religious liberty issues?
A long, long time ago, 1998 to be precise, I wrote a column marking the...
August 26, 2013
The Boston Globe shows how to write about church planters
Earlier this month I called a story about a church planter in Brooklyn the worst...
August 24, 2013
Religion and the 1963 March on Washington
August 28 is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. There's a huge...
August 14, 2013
Hey Mr. DJ, put some praise music on
As a famous religious figure once said, “Ask and you shall receive.” Sometimes even we...
August 06, 2013
Yay! Dallas paper examines heart and soul
It's becoming clear that The Dallas Morning News has no regard for the F-word. Faith,...
August 05, 2013
Tampa Bay tear jerker: A ‘former’ Baptist pastor?
The following is a picky little post about a story that kind of got under...
August 02, 2013
The worst religion story of the year
While struggling to find words to adequately describe the worst religion article of the year,...
July 30, 2013
Concerning theological Swiss Army knives (think chaplains)
In the world of church-state studies, few puzzles are as tough to crack as those...
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